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by STEVE G
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Tips for recycling and reducing plastic use in Thailand
Replies: 99
Views: 7122

Re: Tips for recycling and reducing plastic use in Thailand

Cheap, virtually indestructible plastics are a by-product of hydrocarbon fuels, if we weren't using the oil for fuel, those plastics wouldn't be economically viable.
by STEVE G
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Car Breakers?
Replies: 6
Views: 349

Re: Car Breakers?

There is some kind of car scrap yard over the other side of the bypass on the Pulau-U road, I don't know what happens there but there are old wrecks stacked up.
by STEVE G
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: On The Road
Topic: Europe travel
Replies: 17
Views: 678

Re: Europe travel

No idea what your interests are. Mine took me to Stuttgart. Why?
An excellent beer festival!
by STEVE G
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: On The Road
Topic: Europe travel
Replies: 17
Views: 678

Re: Europe travel

If you want to travel by rail, you could cover most of the major cities in Northern Europe in two weeks but I would consider avoiding London as it's a bit out on a limb. You could do something like Paris, Brussels, Amsterdamn, Hamburg, Berlin, Prague, Munich, Zurich. But you won't see hardly anythi...
by STEVE G
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: On The Road
Topic: Europe travel
Replies: 17
Views: 678

Re: Europe travel

If you want to travel by rail, you could cover most of the major cities in Northern Europe in two weeks but I would consider avoiding London as it's a bit out on a limb. You could do something like Paris, Brussels, Amsterdamn, Hamburg, Berlin, Prague, Munich, Zurich.
by STEVE G
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: UK Retirees to face cuts in Pensions
Replies: 43
Views: 1849

Re: UK Retirees to face cuts in Pensions

I've just found this House of Commons briefing paper that explains the backgound of restricting state pension increases overseas:

Frozen overseas pensions
http://researchbriefings.files.parliame ... N01457.pdf
by STEVE G
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Science & Nature
Topic: Global Warming 2
Replies: 1049
Views: 49270

Re: Global Warming 2

A big advantage of reducing emissions a 100% by using renewable energy for most countries would be that you stop giving huge amounts of money to people that hate you anyway, in either Russia, the Middle East or now, even Trump's America.
by STEVE G
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Science & Nature
Topic: Global Warming 2
Replies: 1049
Views: 49270

Re: Global Warming 2

Small-Scale Solar Is Bound To Expand Rapidly After New EU Renewable Energy Deal https://cleantechnica.com/2018/06/15/small-scale-solar-is-bound-to-expand-rapidly-after-new-eu-renewable-energy-deal/ "The agreement between the European Parliament and EU governments establishes the right of European ci...
by STEVE G
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Buying a SUV?
Replies: 194
Views: 20152

Re: Buying a SUV?

I saw a new Tesla X the other day in Europe and that is a good looking SUV if you have that kind of money to spend on cars, as well as ridiculous acceleration:
https://www.tesla.com/en_GB/modelx
by STEVE G
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Trouble sleeping after Japanese food
Replies: 19
Views: 1025

Re: Trouble sleeping after Japanese food

kangkung*** Why is the fried kangkung here nothing but thick inedible stems?
I'm no expert on culinary arts but my perception is that it needs to be cooked when it's very fresh and most places don't have that level of freshness.
by STEVE G
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: 42nd Antique Car Contest
Replies: 4
Views: 331

Re: 42nd Antique Car Contest

I think it is like a lot of other things here; the HiSo's that can afford the cars have their own little clique and it is not run to show them off to the peasants,...
They don't want loads of people turning up with 1960's Datsun pickups! (Which is a pity, because I wouldn't mind one.)
by STEVE G
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Trouble sleeping after Japanese food
Replies: 19
Views: 1025

Re: Trouble sleeping after Japanese food

I've never eaten much Japanese food Pete but when I lived in Indonesia, I ate tofu all the time without any problems. They had another dish, Tempe, also made from soya and I loved the stuff, used to have it for lunch every day.
by STEVE G
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Science & Nature
Topic: Global Warming 2
Replies: 1049
Views: 49270

Re: Global Warming 2

What if Canada had spent $200bn on wind energy instead of oil? https://www.theguardian.com/world/ng-interactive/2018/jun/15/canada-oil-sands-pipeline-trans-mountain-what-if-invest-renewable-wind-energy In explaining Canada's decision to nationalise the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline for $4.5b...
by STEVE G
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Science & Nature
Topic: Global Warming 2
Replies: 1049
Views: 49270

Re: Global Warming 2

To be honest, there isn't all that much thinking to be done, the world is about to change to a new era of cheap, sustainable energy:

New US Solar Record — 2.155 Cents Per kWh!
https://cleantechnica.com/2018/06/14/ne ... y-storage/
by STEVE G
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Electric Cars
Replies: 238
Views: 14263

Re: Electric Cars

That Honda city car in the video above is similar to the Renault Twizy which has been around in Europe for a few years now. You see quite a few of them around where I am in Luxembourg city, I think mainly because you can find places to park them on the small old streets in the centre of town. I know...